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Lessons Learned On Tour with EarthWorks, Inc.

EarthWorks, Inc., based in Lillian, Texas, is a full-service landscape management company with four offices and more than 400 employees across the state — a market position they achieved with no acquisitions and no outstanding debt. The company will hit $40 million in annual revenue this year. Founded in 1979, the company started in the […]

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ELEVATE Expo Highlights Innovative Products and Fosters Campfire Dialogues 

You don’t need a DeLorean tricked out with a flux capacitor to see the future of the industry. All you need to do is walk the ELEVATE Expo floor, where 171 exhibitors presented software, efficient equipment and other innovative products designed to help landscape professionals excel at their business. “This expo experience has really been […]

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ELEVATE Opening Main Stage Speaker Highlights How to Foster Creativity and A Beginner’s Mindset

If you’ve been introduced at a speaking event before, you know that this short bio tends to briefly highlight your greatest accomplishments. Yet realistically, your journey includes a number of wrong turns and mistakes as well. ELEVATE’s opening Main Stage session speaker Liz Forkin Bohannon, founder and CEO of Sseko Designs, a sustainable fashion brand, […]

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Improve Your Company’s Bottom Line With Language Learning

Sponsored Content Breaking down communication barriers in the landscaping industry For many companies, the cost of not introducing language learning to their workforce can be detrimental in the long term – the landscaping industry is no exception. As the world becomes more interconnected, businesses in every sector are seeking innovative ways to stay competitive and […]

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Develop an Attitude of One More Thing, One More Time

It’s been said that you only fail when you stop trying. This mindset can also be described as Josh Sundquist’s motto of ‘One more thing, one more time,’ or 1MT1MT, as he did not let the amputation of his left leg prevent him from becoming a premier athlete. If you want to learn more about […]

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Are You Ready for ELEVATE Round 2?

Attendees for the inaugural ELEVATE conference and expo had an overwhelmingly positive experience, with 97% saying they left with new ideas, insights and concrete takeaways. This year’s ELEVATE will take place in Dallas, Texas, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center on Sept. 10-13. This event provides the opportunity to hear from top industry […]

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Everything’s Bigger in Texas! Don’t Miss the ELEVATE Bash

If you enjoyed last year’s ELEVATE, you don’t want to miss this year’s. ELEVATE is heading to Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 10-13, 2023, and part of the event is an epic night at Gilley’s honkytonk. Billed as the largest honkytonk in the world, Gilley’s started when club owner Sherwood Cryer invited country music legend Mickey […]

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What Does It Take to Grow Your Landscape Company?

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Most lawn and landscape company owners want to grow their businesses. How to go about doing that will vary, as there is no one perfect method, but several others in the industry share what […]

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Managing Client Expectations Through Supply Chain, Inflation and Labor Issues 

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. While the demand for landscape services has remained high, client expectations are also incredibly high. This can be a problem as there are a number of challenges landscape professionals face on a daily basis, […]

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Team Building: How to Develop a Diverse Workforce

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Having a diverse workforce has many benefits, including having higher rates of productivity and performance and increased creativity and innovation. However, you might not know how to go about increasing the diversity […]

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